easy way to get many more WU's for Folding@home!

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by NNO-Stephen, Jul 1, 2003.

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    NNO-Stephen

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    everyone go to their local CompUSA, BestBuy, Circuit City, and every other computer store you can think of, set up Folding@Home, and have it running inthe background hidden.... send all the WU's to our team, and have the username be the store name so we can keep track of them :) haha, that would be fun. just a thought.
     
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    mc68k

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    i might add there is a risk of getting caught and looking foolish

    that said, i endorse this policy. practice first for best results
     
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    G4scott

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    Talk the people into the Apple Stores to include the folding program on their weekly system-restores... Make sure they fold for us, though...
     
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    iJon

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    dont do that, thats just a jerk thing to do. it will bog down the machine over time and it will look bad for the salesman showing it when its slow. just keep it on your own computers. is it really worth it to just go put it on random computers, i find it kind of dumb.

    iJon
     
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    It shouldn't slow them down. And if it's on PCs (by far the most prevalent in computer stores) more power to macs since people will see how bad at multitasking PCs are. By the way, I just broke 13k.
     
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    iJon

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    i know i know, it uses idle processor cycles. its just my computer always felt more sluggish with it running on the background. that was one of the two reasons i stopped doing it. but being a salesman myself, know one likes customers screwing around with the demo models, especially installing new software. just my opinion. but i guess at office max and those places they wouldnt no anything about computers anyways.

    iJon
     
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    NNO-Stephen

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    isn't slowing down my 867Mhz Quicksilver G4 one bit... :D that reminds me...
     

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